LADY’S TURN: The latest issue of L’Uomo Vogue has a lady on the cover, but a major one: Lady Gaga.

The megastar appears on the January gatefold cover of the Condé Nast glossy men’s magazine, which hits newsstands Tuesday.

This story first appeared in the January 9, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

Shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the black-and-white images, styled by Nicola Formichetti, show Gaga wearing an Yves Saint Laurent jacket, Chanel pants and a theatrical silk tulle Philip Treacy hat. The shots are almost identical, except for an oversize pair of sunglasses shielding the artist’s eyes in one of the photos.

Inside the magazine, a feature written by Italian art critic Francesco Bonami highlights the link that connects Gaga’s performances to the world of contemporary art. Bonami grandly defines her as “a singing sculpture” whose “body is not a territory to be conquered, but a stage for new sets to be installed.”

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